Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Browsers not seeing symbol font
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:03:48
1 I have discovered that the symbol font does not render reliably in
2 browsers. Only one of my audience (of about a dozen people) could see
3 the font properly, in a variety of browsers. The one who could is
4 using Firefox, and I have not been able to determine what makes this
5 one special -- I do not have access to that machine to check out
6 configurations.
8 I have a very simple HTML example at
9 By rights it should show
10 "The quick brown fox" transliterated into greek letters. On most
11 browsers set up for English, it seems to come out in latin letters,
12 but there are no latin letter in that font, although these same
13 browsers honor requests for a variety of other fonts. This is true
14 even on some machines that definitely have the symbol font, and it's
15 usable in word processing documents.
17 Of course, that sample page is ancient HTML, but the problem first
18 surfaced in HTML email being received on a much more sophisticated
19 page by Yahoo Mail.
21 There's a lot I don't know about character encodings, i18n and the
22 rest, but this still seems discrimination against the symbol font.
23 Any clues out there?
25 --
26 Kevin O'Gorman, PhD


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Browsers not seeing symbol font Albert Hopkins <marduk@×××××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] Browsers not seeing symbol font Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>